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Police make arrest following last week’s Elmhurst murder

43-28 Judge Street

43-28 Judge Street

Dec. 2, 2016 Staff Report

Police have arrested a man for the fatal stabbing of a 23-year-old man in front of an Elmhurst house last week.

Fernando Balcarce, a 25-year-old Brooklyn resident, was charged with murdering Jan Carlos Salcedo on Thanksgiving Day, police said.

Balcarce was charged with two counts of murder in the second degree, two counts of robbery in the first degree, gang assault, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.

A conviction of second-degree murder carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

According to the report, Salcedo was stabbed outside of 23-48 Judge St. at 12:18 p.m. last Thursday. When police arrived on the scene, they were told he had been stabbed in the torso and had been taken to Elmhurst Hospital by private means.

Though Salcedo made it to the hospital, he died shortly after he arrived.

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